26.08.18 Workshop: Reflecting on Time with Sarker Protick


Join World Press Photo award winner and British Journal of Photography’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Sarker Protick for an exclusive workshop exploring the relationship between images and time. 

Sarker explores questions of time and space in photography. His work ranges from experiments with light, shadow and luminosity, to documentary work engaging with the complex history and geographical diversity of Bangladesh and the wider Bengal region.

The workshop will focus on the portfolios (works in progress) of participants to initiate discussions about possible directions these works can take. Sarker will discuss the opportunities presented by expanding the work to incorporate other mediums such as video, sound, text and archives.

Visiting from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sarker is currently lecturing at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, this is a rare opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of photography’s leading practitioners.

This workshop is delivered in conjunction with Temporary Certainty opening at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from the 31 August to the 14 October 2018.


Prerequisites and


ACP Office
Suite 5A
66 Oxford St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010


About Sarker Protick

Sarker Protick (b. 1986, Bangladesh) makes work that explores the possibilities of time, light and sound. His portraits, landscapes and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and national histories. His approach incorporates detail observations and subtle gestures to enter into the personal spaces, often minimal and atmospheric.

Protick was named in British Journal of Photography’s annual ‘Ones to Watch’ and PDN’s 30 emerging photographers of the year. He is the recipient of Joop Swart Masterclass, Magnum Foundation Fund, World Press Photo award, Australian Photobook of the Year grand prize. His work has been shown in museums, galleries and photo festivals including, Art Dubai, Paris Photo, Singapore Art Week, Dhaka Art Summit, Latvian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Noor der licht etc.

Protick is a faculty member at Pathshala-South Asian Media Institute and currently represented by East Wing Gallery.


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Image: Sarker Protick, Disintegration, from the series Exodus (2015—ongoing). Photographic installation, variable dimensions. Courtesy the artist. The presentation of Sarker Protick’s Exodus at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in 2018 has been supported by The Esplanade, Singapore, with additional support from the Australian Centre for Photography.